When I started blogging I had no idea that I was going to go down the line of trying to use it to improve my health and fitness.
I am slowly learning more about food and how to sort out my diet in order to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
I thought taking my blog in a foodie and health and fitness direction would help me become more organised. I have enjoyed learning how to cook roast chickens, make soup from fresh ingredients and now I want to get better at cooking and baking in general.
I adore Focaccia, it reminds me of holidays to Italy and it has a similar texture to pizza, so for me it’s a healthier version of pizza. Drizzle over a little olive oil and cheese or even some extra toppings and it’s a healthier alternative which I’ve come to love.
I am a student and I love having machines that can help me stay healthy whilst I’m studying. Soup and bread makers are such brilliant inventions and I wanted to share this quick and easy bread machine recipe for making delicious Focaccia without too much hard work, allowing me to get on with other things whilst it cooks!
This is a step in a healthier, yummier direction and hopefully one day when I have a full kitchen, I can have a crack at proper bread-making!
This recipe serves 12.
ready in 35 minutes
225ml Lukewarm water
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, stem removed and chopped
400g bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 sprigs fresh rosemary, stem removed and chopped
- Place water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, garlic, rosemary, flour and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start.
- Remove dough from bread machine when cycle is complete. Pat dough into either a 23x33cm (9×13 in) baking pan or 30cm pizza pan. Use your fingers to dimple the dough every inch or so. Brush with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with remaining rosemary.
- Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Cover foccacia with cling film while oven preheats.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
For other delicious ideas have a look at these Bread machine recipes by Panasonic.
*This recipe was found here. This post is in collaboration with Panasonic but all views expressed are my own.*